Shelby County News


Week Ending June 28 , 2018
November 11, 2018 will be the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. With the help of Mr. Larry Hume, the Shelby County Museum has a display honoring all Shelby County Soldiers involved in the war. We will have an open house from 1 - 4:00 P. M. on June 29, 2018 and invite everyone to come to see this tribute.


The 2018 graduating senior pictures are available on our website.  Click on Schools and go to each school and click on 2018.

              Joe Neal Jernigan                                         Charlotte Bailey                    
                             Donated By                                                     Donated By                                   
J. C. & Venorah McSwain                        J. C. & Venorah McSwain   



Janie Louise Brodnax, 76, died June 17, 2018 in Overton, Texas. She was born in Trinity, Texas to Mr. Woodrow Wilson Flowers and Mrs. Ruby Mae Beathard Flowers. Janie was preceded in death by, Parents; Brother, Kenneth Flowers; Sister, Thelma Smith; Husband, George Brodnax. Survivors include, Daughter, Karen Armstrong & Husband, John of Overton, Texas. A celebration of life with wonderful food and friends will be held in her honor at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 30, 2018, at Shelbyville United Methodist Church located at 252 FM 417, Shelbyville, Texas
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Eddie Dewain Spurlock, 68, of Pasadena, Texas, died June 14, 2018 in Pasadena. He was born March 21, 1950, in Center Texas, to Edgar Spurlock and Syble Reynolds Spurlock. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include, Wife, Brenda Kay Spurlock of Pasadena, Texas; Brother and Sister-In-Law, David and Debbie Spurlock of Tenaha, Texas.
Carnes Funeral Home, Texas City, Texas
Karin Laraine Robison Beard, 75, of Center, died June 20, 2018, in Nacogdoches. Interment was in Antioch Cemetery, San Augustine County. She was born November 20, 1942, in Glendive, Montana, to Clarence Arthur Magers and Edith Fields Magers. She was preceded in death by, Husband, Willard Robison; Husband, Dan Beard; Daughter, Melody Robison; Parents. Survivors include, Children, Darrell Robison of Center, Texas, Amy Byrd of Nacogdoches, Texas, Jeanie “KoKo” Bridges & husband, Charles, of Center, Texas, Janet “Skeeter” Flournoy & husband, Wesley, of Center, Texas; Stepchildren, Darlene Jordan & husband, Jack, of Billings, Missouri, Marie Huffman of New Mexico, Sheri Martinez of Phoenix, Arizona; Sisters, Barb Gratzfeld & husband, Dave, of South Dakota, Pam Giggee & husband, Mike, of South Dakota, Janet Green of Timpson; Brother, Kenneth Keller & wife, Wendy, of Glendive, Montana.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas
Mary Evelyn Tyson Johnson, 90, died June 17, 2018, in Nacogdoches, Texas. Interment was in Old Home Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born in Timpson, Texas, to Gilmer and Mary Tyson, she grew up in the Waterman community of Center, Shelby County, Texas. She was preceded in death by, Husband, E. F. “Foots” Johnson. Survivors include, Son, Forrest Tyson Johnson & wife, Sharon of Center, Daughters, Melody Johnson Hayes of Nacogdoches, Shawn Johnson Burns & husband, Alan of Dallas.
Olean Cross Bradshaw, 90, of Center, died June 26, 2018, at her home. Interment was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Shelby County. She was born September 27, 1927, in Vivian, Louisiana, to Jessie Lee and Alice Brunette Hagood Cross. She was preceded in death by, Husband, Drewie M. Bradshaw; Son, Marshall Dale Bradshaw; Brothers, Joel Cross, Vernon Cross; Sister, Myrtle Cross Lummus. Survivors include, Daughter, Alice Faye Sigler & husband, James; Daughter-in-law, Annette Bradshaw; Sister, Essie Clayton.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas

Reba Joyce Whittaker Jackson, 77, of Houston, Texas, died June 14, 2018 at Pearland Medical Center in Pearland, Texas. Interment was in Smyrna Cemetery, Timpson, Texas. Survivors include, Sons, Randy Roland (Sonja) of San Augustine, Texas, Reginald Roland (Morita) of Houston, Texas; Daughter, Carlotta Guidry (Charles) of Houston, Texas; Brother, Joe D. Whittaker of Houston, Texas.
Percy Garner and Son Mortuary, San Augustine, Texas



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